Malaysians were defrauded of more than RM410 million (about $99million) through internet and call scams from 2018 until August this year, Parliament was told Wednesday.
Close to 100 Malaysians gathered at the Embassy in Phnom Penh yesterday to celebrate the Festival of Lights, known fondly as Deepavali.
About 300 members of the Malaysian diaspora in Cambodia dine with their PM.
It would seem that Malaysians are a gullible lot, as many are easily sweet-talked into parting with their money.
One of the 47 Malaysians claiming to be victims of a job scam in Cambodia is now suspected to be part of a VoIP scam ring and is set to face trial in June in Malaysia, Malaysian police said.
While the 47 Malaysians allegedly involved in illicit activities in Banteay Meanchey province were permitted to return home following approval by Prime Minister Hun Sen last week, the mystery behind what had transpired is far from resolved.
Fourty-seven Malaysian nationals accused of fraud and running an illegal gambling in Banteay Meanchay province yesterday left for their homeland after charges against them were dropped.
Laughter, hugs, and photograph sessions lent an air of gaiety at the Siem Reap International Airport where the 47 Malaysian detainees departed on charter flight JC International Airlines Co Ltd, and commercial flight AirAsia, with just the clothes on their back, and small plastic bags of tidbits.
Relief and untold immense joy was apparent among the 47 Malaysian detainees who would be making their way home in the next two days, most likely on a chartered plane provided by Cambodia-based JC International Airlines Co Ltd.
All 47 Malaysians who were freed after 65 days of being detained in Banteay Meanchey provincial prison are expected to fly out by tomorrow morning at the earliest.
The 47 Malaysians who were detained on December 13, 2018, on allegations of illegal online gambling operations, were released late this afternoon thanks to the intervention of senior government official in collaboration with Malaysian officials.
After 65 days of being held in Banteay Meanchey provincial prison, some of the 47 Malaysians accused of fraud and running an illegal gambling operation in Poipet city finally got to meet their loved ones yesterday.
The Justice Ministry says it will review the case of 47 Malaysians detained over fraud.
The Embassy of Malaysia in Phnom Penh together with the Malaysian community in Cambodia celebrated Hari Raya Aidilfitri at Dewan Malaysia – the hall in the Embassy – on Saturday.
Four Malaysians and a Cambodian are detained over offering illegal loans to people that staked their national IDs as collateral.
Malaysians see allegedly high-spending wife Rosmah Mansor submitting herself to questioning at the anti-graft agency.
Malaysians have avidly watched the public humiliation of former leader Najib Razak.
Malaysians offer funding to help people return to their home towns to vote.
Anti-Commercial Gambling with local police bust two Phnom Penh locations illegally operating online gambling.